Community Beat Manager for The Deepings Neighbourhood Policing team, PC Jim Capp says:
The aim of the National Neighbourhood Policing Model is to boost the accessibility and visibility of local officers in the community.Police Community Support Officer Catherine Wright says:
We identified that one of the major concerns of local people was that the station was not always manned. So we decided to start this surgery where people can drop in to the station between 11 and 1 every Saturday.
I hope that this surgery will help make myself and my colleagues PC Jim Capp, Helen Hibbit and Christopher Clarke more accessible to the public as they will know where and when we are available rather than having to rely on seeing us in passing or by going through the control centre.Neighbourhood Policing is a Government initiative which aims to boost accessibility, visibility and responsiveness to local needs.
We hope that people will come and talk to us about any community issue they may have, such as anti social behaviour and that they come with as much information as they can gather (i.e. times, places, descriptions of the offenders etc) so that we can look at ways of tackling the problems.
We don't promise immediate results but we want to be engaging our partner agencies in dealing with the real issues that are having a negative impact on residents quality of life and not on those things that we think are a concern.
Anyone who goes along to the surgery can talk to the PCSOs in confidence about any issues as well as gather information about crime prevention.
So far the south division of Lincolnshire - which covers Stamford, Deepings and Spalding - has 16 teams comprising of an experienced police officer and a PCSO or small team of PSCOs.
Supporting these teams are officers from the part-time Special Constabulary.